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Engaged Patients Cost Less

Marianne Aiello

Patients' level of engagement is directly linked to their health-related outcomes. It's more than just good medicine—engaged patients with the same chronic illness had lower healthcare costs than their less-engaged counterparts, a study shows. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Gawande: Hospitals Profit When Surgeries Go Wrong

Medical complications in surgical patients generate profits for hospitals, a study led by Atul Gawande, MD, shows. But the American Hospital Association disputes the report's implications that hospitals aren't incentivized to avoid complications. >>>

ACP, FSMB Issue Stern Guidance on Social Media

Doctors should take measures to ensure that what they post online does not jeopardize their professional licenses, the American College of Physicians and the Federation of State Medical Boards recommend in a joint paper. >>>

AHA: Obama Budget Proposes 'Troubling Reductions'

Healthcare industry groups are expressing concern over proposed cuts to Medicare and limits to charitable deductions, but favor the White House budget's proposed delay in cuts to disproportionate share hospital payments. >>>

Two Hospital Merger Deals Collapse

Sanford Health offers barbed remarks for Fairview Health Services after announcing that their months-long confidential merger talks have ended without a deal. In the Pacific Northwest, Catholic Health Initiatives and Peace Health say their talks have ended. >>>

Doctor's Double-Billing Illustrates Broken System

A pediatrician's billing policies—and an insurance company's inability to negotiate better terms—perfectly highlight the difficult work in store for those of us who would like to see more value in healthcare. >>>

APRN Strategy: Engage Students in Policy Fight

Advanced practice registered nurses in Minnesota are encouraging graduate-level nursing students to lobby for a pair of bills that would remove restrictions that bar APRNs from practicing independently. >>>

When Physicians See Costs, They Act Like Consumers

When doctors are told the price of diagnostic laboratory tests, they respond like informed consumers and either order fewer tests or shop around for cheaper alternatives, a study shows. >>>



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News Headlines

CaroMont Health fires CEO

Charlotte Observer, April 17, 2013

Johnson & Johnson wins case on artificial hip

The New York Times, April 17, 2013

Intuitive's first robot-surgery trial to probe training

Bloomberg, April 17, 2013

Showdown brewing over FL healthcare plans

The Miami Herald, April 17, 2013

Avoiding emergency rooms

The New York Times, April 16, 2013

Cleveland Clinic app helps connect patients, doctors

MobiHealthNews, April 16, 2013

The rising cost of healthcare fraud

Vegas Inc., April 16, 2013

Helping the uninsured navigate healthcare purchase

The Chicago Tribune, April 15, 2013

Why chemotherapy that costs $70,000 in the U.S. costs $2,500 in India

The Atlantic, April 12, 2013

Hospital airs medical mistakes

Boston.com, April 11, 2013



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